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Soybean meal vs Flour - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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Significant differences between Soybean meal and Flour

  • Soybean meal has more Copper, Manganese, Iron, Phosphorus, Potassium, Magnesium, Vitamin B6, Zinc, and Vitamin B5, however Flour is richer in Selenium.
  • Soybean meal covers your daily Copper needs 206% more than Flour.
  • Flour has 23 times less Potassium than Soybean meal. Soybean meal has 2490mg of Potassium, while Flour has 107mg.

Specific food types used in this comparison are Soy meal, defatted, raw and Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Calcium +1526.7%
Contains more Iron +195.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1290.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +549.1%
Contains more Potassium +2227.1%
Contains more Zinc +622.9%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 74% 514% 219% 301% 220% 1% 138% 667%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 5% 174% 16% 47% 10% 1% 20% 48%
Contains more Calcium +1526.7%
Contains more Iron +195.3%
Contains more Magnesium +1290.9%
Contains more Phosphorus +549.1%
Contains more Potassium +2227.1%
Contains more Zinc +622.9%
Contains more Copper +1288.9%
Contains less Sodium -33.3%

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
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Flour
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1193.2%
Contains more Folate +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.2%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 3% 0% 0% 0% 173% 58% 49% 119% 132% 228% 0% 0%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 0% 2% 0% 0% 197% 114% 111% 27% 11% 138% 0% 1%
Contains more Vitamin A +∞%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +351.1%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +1193.2%
Contains more Folate +65.6%
Contains more Vitamin B1 +13.6%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +96.8%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +128.2%

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Soybean meal Flour
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Rich in minerals ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in vitamins Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Soybean meal Flour Opinion
Net carbs 35.89g 73.61g Flour
Protein 49.2g 10.33g Soybean meal
Fats 2.39g 0.98g Soybean meal
Carbs 35.89g 76.31g Flour
Calories 337kcal 364kcal Flour
Starch g g
Fructose g g
Sugar g 0.27g Soybean meal
Fiber g 2.7g Flour
Calcium 244mg 15mg Soybean meal
Iron 13.7mg 4.64mg Soybean meal
Magnesium 306mg 22mg Soybean meal
Phosphorus 701mg 108mg Soybean meal
Potassium 2490mg 107mg Soybean meal
Sodium 3mg 2mg Flour
Zinc 5.06mg 0.7mg Soybean meal
Copper 2mg 0.144mg Soybean meal
Vitamin A 40IU 0IU Soybean meal
Vitamin E mg 0.06mg Flour
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 0mg 0mg
Vitamin B1 0.691mg 0.785mg Flour
Vitamin B2 0.251mg 0.494mg Flour
Vitamin B3 2.587mg 5.904mg Flour
Vitamin B5 1.976mg 0.438mg Soybean meal
Vitamin B6 0.569mg 0.044mg Soybean meal
Folate 303µg 183µg Soybean meal
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K µg 0.3µg Flour
Tryptophan 0.653mg 0.127mg Soybean meal
Threonine 1.952mg 0.281mg Soybean meal
Isoleucine 2.18mg 0.357mg Soybean meal
Leucine 3.66mg 0.71mg Soybean meal
Lysine 2.991mg 0.228mg Soybean meal
Methionine 0.606mg 0.183mg Soybean meal
Phenylalanine 2.346mg 0.52mg Soybean meal
Valine 2.243mg 0.415mg Soybean meal
Histidine 1.212mg 0.23mg Soybean meal
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g g Flour
Saturated Fat 0.268g 0.155g Flour
Monounsaturated Fat 0.409g 0.087g Soybean meal
Polyunsaturated fat 1.045g 0.413g Soybean meal

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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is better in case of low diet
Soybean meal Flour
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
63
Soybean meal
50
Flour
Mineral Summary Score
266
Soybean meal
40
Flour

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
295%
Soybean meal
62%
Flour
Carbohydrates
36%
Soybean meal
76%
Flour
Fats
11%
Soybean meal
5%
Flour

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in Sugar (difference - 0.27g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is lower in glycemic index (difference - 4)
Which food is cheaper?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is cheaper (difference - $1)
Which food is richer in minerals?
Soybean meal
Soybean meal is relatively richer in minerals
Which food contains less Sodium?
Flour
Flour contains less Sodium (difference - 1mg)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Flour
Flour is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.113g)
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Soybean meal - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/172445/nutrients
  2. Flour - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168894/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.